Saudi Arabia has no law against transgender people, but the kingdom has carried out arrests for cross-dressing and ordered the imprisonment and flogging of men accused of behaving like women, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Pakistan said on Tuesday it would bar Islamist organisations from staging rallies commemorating a killer whom many religious groups consider a hero for assassinating a prominent politician who had called for the reform of blasphemy laws.
The committee would consider making it binding to investigate complaints before registering a case and also a suitable punishment other than the mandatory death penalty.
General Sharif, who retired in November is the first Pakistani army chief in over 20 years not to seek an extension to his term.
Details of Haibatullah Akhundzada’s life in Kuchlak could put further pressure on Pakistan to do more to crack down on militants openly living there.
General Raheel Sharif is nearing the end of his tenure, placing a key choice before the prime minister in appointing a successor.
Many journalists in Pakistan, however, support the blackout. “Media is oxygen for militants,” said a former managing director of state-owned Pakistan Television, who declined to be named because of the nature of his new job.
The move towards this legislation comes after the murder of Qandeel Baloch, who pushed the boundaries of acceptability for women in Pakistan.
Clashes broke out between the two sides when Pakistan started building a barrier at the crossing to stop Islamist militants crossing over from Afghanistan.
Ali Haider Gilani had been abducted outside a Pakistan Peoples Party office in Multan two days before the country’s landmark May 11, 2013 general election.